Background In July 2020, Stanford University announced its intention to eliminate 11 Varsity sports at the conclusion of the 2021 season, including wrestling, citing “finances and competitive excellence” as the primary drivers for this decision. This conclusion was reached in private, without consulting the student-athletes, coaches and alumni who care deeply about these programs and […]

Legendary Humboldt State Coach, Frank Cheek, Passes Away

ARCATA, Calif.—  This past Saturday, legendary Humboldt State University Coach Frank Cheek passed away at the age of 82.  His long career at Humboldt State included 22 years coaching wrestling and 25 years coaching softball.  Most recently, Cheek was inducted into the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Hall of Fame.  Cheek guided the Lumberjack softball […]